Dive deep into Karl Jaspers’ Reason and Existenz with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. “With the publication of Reason and Existenz, originally delivered as a series of five lectures at the University of Groningen in , one of the most important of. Reason and Existenz: Karl Jaspers: Conflict with the Nazi authorities: entitled Vernunft und Existenz (Reason and Existenz, ), appeared; in a book.

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Third, he argued that the resources of technological, scientific and economic planning employed by the political system should be kept at a minimum, and that the existence of an unplanned sphere of human interaction is necessary for the maintenance of a human political order.

Reason and Existenz

His contribution to the promotion of a democratic civic culture in West Germany kagl this time was of great importance, and his writings and radio broadcasts shaped, in part, the gradually evolving democratic consensus of the early Federal Republic. Translated as The Great Philosophersvolume I, trans.

An Introduction to his PhilosophyPrinceton: Consequently, he did not attract a cohort of apostles, and, outside Germany at least, his works are not often the subject of high philosophical discussion. Jaspers, however, turned sharply on Bultmann.

In the last years of the Weimar Republic he published a controversial political work, Die geistige Situation der Zeit The Spiritual Condition of the Age, which—to his later acute embarrassment—contained a carefully worded critique of parliamentary democracy. A Warning from History: He argued that consciousness always has a metaphysical orientation to be other than, or transcendent to, its existing forms, but he also claimed that this orientation can only factually culminate in a crisis of transcendence, or in a crisis of metaphysics.


Alchemy Criticism of science Epistemology Faith and rationality History and philosophy of science History of science History of evolutionary thought Logic Metaphysics Pseudoscience Relationship between religion and science Rhetoric of science Sociology of scientific knowledge Sociology of scientific ignorance.

In the notes section are some quite good nuggets to take in.

Karl Jaspers, Reason and Existenz – PhilPapers

How to cite this entry. Jaspers once heard indirectly that there was a plan to deport him and his wife to a concentration camp in the middle of April Jaspers considered primary delusions to be ultimately “un-understandable,” since he believed no coherent reasoning process existed behind their formation.

He was a lecturer and later an Associate Professor of Psychology Esistenz from to Possibilities for contemporary philosophizing Notes To those that do not hold such beliefs, they might struggle a bit a Karl Jasper’s ‘Reason and Existenz’ is not for the philosophical faint of heart. Heidegger resented being described as an existentialist, and Jaspers, at least afterresented being identified with Heidegger.

This article has no associated abstract. It soon became clear that Jaspers did not particularly enjoy law, and he switched to studying medicine in Jaspers thought that psychiatrists could diagnose delusions in the same way.

Karl Jaspers

This has become known as the biographical method and now forms a mainstay of psychiatric and above all psychotherapeutic practice. See delusion for further discussion.

Translated as Myth and Christianity: Transcendence paired with the term The Encompassing in later works is, for Jaspers, that which exists beyond the world of time and space. In he published his Allgemeine Psychopathologie General Psychopathology which already made apparent the viewpoints and methods that belong to the world nad the humanities and social studies that were regarded by him as converging into psychopathology.


Michael Birnie rated it it was amazing Apr 11, To a large extent, the two first major publications were works of psychology that contain many elements, albeit in inchoate form, of his later philosophy.

Issues in Contemporary Godlessness. Karl Jaspers — began his academic career working as a psychiatrist and, after a period of transition, he converted to philosophy in the early s.

Karl Jaspers – Wikipedia

Kant then became the philosopher for me and has remained so This period witnessed the dethroning of neo-Kantianism as the philosophical orthodoxy in the German academic establishment, and it was marked by a proliferation of philosophical models which rejected Kantian formalism and sought to integrate experiential, historical and even sociological elements into philosophical discourse.

Enhanced bibliography for this entry at PhilPaperswith links to its database. Jaspers is not interested in sketching a picture of the physical world, or in outlining the nature of man, or in giving us a new meta-physical theory.

Der philosophische Glaube angesichts der Christlichen OffenbarungMunich: In this early work, Jaspers introduced several concepts which assumed great importance for all his work. However, after the fourth edition appeared, five more were printed in the same format as the fourth, the latest appearing in Johns Hopkins University Press.

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